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Voters brave wintry weather in primaries

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin  (WXOW/AP) - Voters are trickling into to the polls to cast ballots in the primary races across the state Tuesday.

Deputy City Clerk Nikki Elsen says as of 12:30 p.m., turnout was a little lighter than expected at several of the polling locations around La Crosse.

The main race for La Crosse residents is the race for mayor.  Eleven candidates are vying for the top two spots for the April general election.

There are also two city council primaries in Districts 2, 3, and 10. 

Other area contests include a school referendum in Bangor, mayoral primary in Sparta, and city council race in Tomah.

The lone state wide race is the Wisconsin Supreme Court primary.

Marquette University law professor Ed Fallone and lemon law attorney Vince Megna are trying to unseat Justice Pat Roggensack. The top two vote-getters Tuesday will advance to the April general election.

Turnout on Tuesday was predicted to be less than 10% in the state.

Fifty-8-year-old Mitch Wiersema was 1 of just a handful of voters who found their way to a Sun Prairie polling site. He says he voted for Fallone because he believes Roggensack is trying to advance a conservative agenda.

Forty-3-year-old David Rogman of Milwaukee said he voted for Roggensack. He says he thinks Roggensack is fair-minded and doesn't try to legislate from the bench.

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